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Interesting facts about the early life of Drew Barrymore

Taylah Lodewyckx



Drew Barrymore

Interesting facts about the early life of Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore is an actor that had problems trying to get out of her image as a child star and get taken seriously as an adult on-screen. However, she has since gone on to take on several leading roles and earn a name for herself as an adult actor.

Here are some interesting facts about the life of Drew Barrymore.

Her godfather is Steven Spielberg

That’s right, Drew Barrymore’s godfather is Steven Spielberg. Spielberg was friends with her parents and is a reason why she got her most prominent breakthrough role in ET. While she is a great actor, this connection no doubt helped her career to be the goddaughter of this famous director.

She got started with commercials

Drew Barrymore got her start appearing as a child in a commercial for cookie dough and dog food, amongst other things. She was reportedly selected for the dog food commercial after laughing instead of crying when the dog accidentally nipped her during the audition.

She was the youngest host of Saturday Night Live ever

At the age of just 7 years old, Drew Barrymore hosted the hit sketch show Saturday Night Live. She hosted the show 5 more times after that, appearing later as an adult.

She has battled with drug use since an early age

At just the age of 10, Drew Barrymore was exposed to marijuana. She admits she hung with the wrong crowd, and this led her to try more harmful and addictive drugs after that. It did not help that her parents also dealt with substance abuse problems, and she ended up going to rehab at the age of 13. She later emancipated herself from her parents, making her financially independent at the age of 14.

There you have it, some facts about the life of Drew Barrymore.

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Fun facts about the life of William Shatner

Taylah Lodewyckx



William Shatner

William Shatner is best known for his portrayal of James T. Kirk in the landmark science fiction television program Star Trek. Star Trek was immensely successful and became a staple in pop culture, spawning many spin-off series, books, video games and other media, along with a notoriously fanatic fanbase.

However, there are some fun facts about William Shatner that you probably didn’t know.

He can speak both English and French

Since Shatner was born in Montreal, Quebec, he was raised speaking both French and English, as many Canadians do. However, in his Hollywood career, he naturally ended up needing to use French less often.

He loves horses

Shatner has had many different hobbies across the decades, but the one that he loves most has to be raising and showing horses. He loves horse riding as well as playing tennis when he has some free time.

He has a unique singing style

Shatner has produced a fair few songs over the years, with many of the covers of other famous songs in his signature ‘spoken word’ style. Many critics say he seems to be reading the lyrics rather than actually signing them. Listen for yourself and judge it.

He has been married 4 times

Shatner has had 4 wives in his life. His third wife tragically drowned in the pool at their California home.

He has done a lot of charity work

Shatner has used his fame to do a lot of meaningful charity work, raising millions of dollars for various children’s charities.

He has a style of acting name after him

Because of Shatner’s unique style of method acting, he was used in coining the term ‘Shatnerian’.

He was a hero both on and off the screen

During the filming of Star Trek III, Shatner famously raced to fight a fire on set with a hose.

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Why you should get your children into a pro-sport lifestyle

Adam Brigden



Why you should get your children into a pro-sport lifestyle

Getting your kids involved in individual and team-based sports is essential for many reasons. Community sports can build cooperative skills, teach youngsters how to engage in the development of strategies, while promoting a healthy lifestyle of exercise and enjoyment. Here are some of the most well-documented advantages of encouraging your children to play sports.

Increased stamina and strength

Sports like rugby, soccer, tennis and swimming help strengthen muscles and improve stamina. This is because both the drills and the games require these skills during play.

Better coordination

“Ball sports” as they are commonly referred to are great for developing coordination skills in adolescents. This relates to sports like cricket, soccer, AFL, rugby, tennis, volleyball, badminton and other games where coordination plays a crucial role. The positive effects of engaging with these sports as kids can last a lifetime!

Improved cardiovascular function

Engaging in both team and individual sports can improve cardiovascular health. Put simply, the more active you are, the healthier your lungs and heart tend to be. Marathon running or cross country are especially useful when it comes to improving cardiovascular health.

Better social skills

Encouraging your kids to get involved in sports also has a variety of emotional and social benefits. Team-based sports are great because they help your child to make friends, pick up social cues and learn how to compromise.

Stress reduction

Sport can also be a fantastic way to reduce stress and improve your child’s mental health. It allows them to blow off a bit of steam and forget about any anxieties they might have for a while.

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Some things you might not know about Nicole Kidman

Taylah Lodewyckx



Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is one of the most talented and beautiful actors of her generation. She has taken on more than 60 roles since her debut in 1983 and is one of the more formidable A-list celebs.

Here are some things you might not have known about her.

She was inspired to act by the Wicked Witch of the West

The chief antagonist of the Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West, was the main inspiration behind Kidman’s choice to pursue a career in acting. He made this decision after meeting the actor who played the Witch, Margaret Hamilton.

She had a stutter as a child that makes her shy

Nicole Kidman has always had an issue of why shyness due to a stutter she had as a child. Even as an adult, she struggles with the shyness that the issue caused her. For this reason, she is shy about going to crowded places alone.

She was introduced to Tom Cruise in her first US film

He first big American film Days of Thunder was where she met her future husband, Tom Cruise. Kidman and Cruise would start in some other films together before their divorce.

She has been the highest-paid female actor many times

At 3 different points, Nicole Kidman has been the highest-paid female actor in the world. She was also named as one of the most influential people in the world in Time Magazine for two separate years.

She has once said she still loved Tom Cruise

While she has been divorced from Tom Cruise for some time now, she has been quoted saying that she still loves and cares about him.

There you have it, a few things you might not have known about the superstar Nicole Kidman.

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